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Have you ever considered finding a coach who will help you clarify and work towards your goals? Carol Raithatha Limited now offers coaching and mentoring focused towards research professionals. Carol was recently awarded an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching in Mentoring. The concept of coaching can be intimidating but when done well, it is really just a friendly and frank discussion: here is a taster of a typical coaching session

After more than 30 years of sensory and consumer science experience, Carol has a few stories to tell … Have a read of this recently published thought piece on why sensory science is an exciting, varied, and challenging career. And another on what sensory science has to offer the packaging sector.

Flavour perception is extremely important for flavourists. It is commonly believed that women are more sensitive when it comes to olfaction and taste abilities, but is this true? Carol weighs up the evidence in this 2021 New Flavourist article.

Can a robot taste? Artificial Intelligence is changing our world rapidly, and this includes sensory and consumer research. Techniques such as machine learning are transforming how data is collected and interpreted. As part of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) Sensory Science Group (SSG), In 2020 Carol helped to organise a series of virtual events on the subject. For upcoming SSG webinars, keep an eye on the IFST events page.  Recordings of some past webinars are available on the SSG webpage and the IFST YouTube channel.